Obit: Hahto, Sofi (1876 - 1938)

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Surnames: Hahto, Mahola

----Sources: Owen Enterprise (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 10/06/1938

Hahto, Sofi (5 AUG 1876 - 3 OCT 1938)

Sofi Mahola, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mat Mahola, was born on Aug. 5th, 1876, at Niemen Kyla, Finland, and passed away at her home, Monday, Oct. 3rd, 1938, at the age of 62.

Sofi lived her childhood days with her parents in Finland, where she attended school. When she reached the age of maturity, 21, she left Finland and came to America.

On Jan. 1, 1913, at the age of 25 she was united in marriage to Mike Hahto, whom she had known for years as a boy in Finland, at Waukegan, Ill.

Mr. and Mrs. Hahto enjoyed a happy wedded life at Waukegan for nine years before moving to a farm two miles south of Longwood (Clark Co., Wis.), where she lived happily and enjoyed their family of children for the past twenty-eight years. Mrs. Hahto was the mother of nine children, three sons, Alex and Richard, who live at home, and John of Gurnee, Ill.; and six daughters, Martha and Bertha, both of Highland Park, Ill., Linda of Maywood, Ill., Helen of Loyal, Vivian of Arpin, and Ina who is at home. Besides her family, Mrs. Hahto leaves to mourn her passing, two sisters, Mina of Ikoola, Finland, and a half sister, Hilda, also of Finland. A brother and a half brother both of Finland preceded her in death.

Sofi Hahto was suddenly taken ill about a week ago with pneumonia, which proved to be fatal to her. She passed away at her farm home where she had resided since coming to Owen, Wis. She always took an active part in her community surroundings and affairs, particularly in her church. Mrs. Hahto was a good neighbor and a wonderful mother to her family.

Funeral services will be conducted from the home and the Finnish Lutheran Church, Owen, on Friday, Oct. 7, at 2 o’clock. Rev. Carl Tamminen will officiate at the services. Interment will be made at the Riverside Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers at the service will be Messrs. Kytila, Gust Piekola, John Niemi, Victor Louko, Isaac Nikkinen, and Joe Kaucnik.



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